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Power Moves: CyberAg appoints ex-USDA acting info chief to chair advisory board

In addition, T. Rowe Price names a new COO and medical device company EpiWatch appoints new directors to its board.

Joyce Hunter, ED of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology.

(Courtesy photo)

Update: A previous version of this article described Joyce Hunter as a former "info chief" for the US Department of Agriculture. She is a former acting CIO and deputy CIO for the department, not a former CIO. (7/11/22, 2:12 p.m.)

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CyberAg, the cybersecurity arm of Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), has found its new strategic development leader in Joyce Hunter, a former US Department of Agriculture (USDA) acting CIO during the Obama administration.

Hunter will now chair the organization’s recently established advisory board. She brings three decades of leadership experience, including stints as the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology‘s executive director, CEO of disaster response nonprofit Havserve and the aforementioned USDA experience. It’s the last of these that CyberAg looks to leverage the most, especially as the company increases engagement with the USDA and broader industry. CyberAg now seeks to develop a farmer-focused IT services platform, national compliance program and annual national conference on cybersecurity and agriculture.

“Agricultural cybersecurity is a rising concern as farmers adopt IoT technologies more rapidly,” Hunter said in a statement. “We must consider the speed of execution of these initiatives, and CyberAg is positioned to provide the resources necessary to aid American farmers immediately.”

EpiWatch appoints new directors to board

After closing a reported million-dollar funding round, EpiWatch has added three new members to its board of directors:

  • Daniel F. Hanley Jr., MD
  • Richard C. Schmitt
  • Richard W. Thomas, MD, DDS, and Major General, U.S. Army (Retired)

“The combination of additional funding and expertise from our new directors will help galvanize our mission to bring to market digital health technologies which could substantially improve the lives of people with epilepsy and those who care for them,” EpiWatch’s CEO Dean Papadopoulos said in a statement.


The company’s current round of clinical trials, which aim to certify its software’s effectiveness in tracking epileptic seizures, wraps this year. EpiWatch is also planning to put its app on the market in 2023. These appointments are another part of the journey towards EpiWatch publicly launching its flagship product.

T.Rowe Price names new COO

Kimberly Johnson, COO of T. Rowe Price (Courtesy photo)

Global investment management firm T. Rowe Price, which is building a new headquarters in the Harbor Point neighborhood, has hired Kimberly Johnson as its new chief operating officer. Johnson was previously an executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fannie Mae. In her new role, which effectively starts on April 29, she will lead the company’s teams for global technology, global investment operations, global client account services, enterprise change, real estate and workplace services, enterprise risk and regional operating teams.

“Operations and technology are essential to enabling our strategic priorities,” said Rob Sharps, T. Rowe Price’s CEO and president, in a statement. “I am confident that with her deep experience and strategic vision, Kimberly will quickly become an integral part of our leadership team.”


Donte Kirby is a 2020-2022 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. -30-
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